Iron Man 2 On-Camera Movie Review

by Eric Melin on May 7, 2010

in Video Reviews

In “Iron Man 2,” Robert Downey Jr. again plays Tony Stark, the
wealthy, selfish industrialist who is out to bring about world peace
and stroke his giant ego at the same time. Thanks to Downey and a
terrific cast that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johanssen, Sam
Rockwell, and Don Cheadle, this sequel is lighthearted and often times
quite funny.

What’s missing is any real sense of danger. That’s not really the
fault of Mickey Rourke, who plays a muscle-bound Russian scientist
who’s hellbent on revenge. Rather, it’s a screenplay stuffed with
subplots and setups for later films that’s to blame.

Still, “Iron Man 2” does manage to do what made the first film such a
delight—and that is focus on character. Yes, there are a couple of
action scenes with some pretty great moments, but it’s the cast that
keeps us in the game. We care what happens to Stark because—between
the all the sexual double entendres and narcissistic behavior—we kind
of like the guy.

Is “Iron Man 2” as solid as its predecessor? No, but it’s still nice
to spend some time with some old friends.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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1 chris May 7, 2010 at 10:50 am

What’s the post-credit suprise?

Keep an eye out for Lincoln Electric Welders!

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2 chris May 7, 2010 at 10:50 am

What’s the post-credit suprise?

Keep an eye out for Lincoln Electric Welders!

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